Halving absolute poverty by 2015 is the first Millennium Goal. This brief discusses how regulators can contribute to achieving this. It is argued that helping to create the conditions for economic growth, though important, is not enough. There is no guarantee that wealth will 'trickle down' to the poorest. Pro-poor regulation involves much more than a preoccupation with correcting market failure. Wider issues such as managing a risk society and social justice need to be seen as equally important goals of regulation.
Manchester, UK, CRC Policy Brief, No. 11, 4 pp.